HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 522

Status

RELATING TO LAND TRANSFER.

Transfers title, custody, and control of two parcels of land identified as Tax Map Key No. 370120070000 and Tax Map Key No. 370040030000, from the State of Hawaii to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 1179

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Expands the types of rental housing projects that can be exempted from general excise taxes. Allows the terms of collective bargaining agreements and associated provisions to be deemed the prevailing wages and terms serving as the basis of compliance with chapter 104, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the construction of certain rental housing projects.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 841

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Exempts certain affordable housing projects from the school-impact-fee requirement.

 

HSG, EDN, FIN

HB 1334

Status

RELATING TO LAND TRANSFER.

Transfers title, custody, and control of two parcels of land from the University of Hawaii to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HSG, HED, FIN

HB 1001

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Exempts housing developments reserved for persons or families with incomes up to eighty per cent of the area median income located near the Honolulu rail transit line from school impact fee requirements.

 

HSG, EDN, FIN

HB 656

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Provides an exemption from school impact fees for housing developments constructed by nonprofit housing organizations in which the units are rented or sold to persons or families earning between thirty and eighty per cent of the area median income.

 

HSG, EDN, FIN

HB 546

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes counties to levy a county surcharge on transient accommodations tax to fund workforce housing development in their respective counties. Establishes a workforce housing development trust fund.

 

HSG, TOU, FIN

HB 722

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Establishes a pilot program to develop long term environmental suitability strategies. Enables the HPHA to utilize private businesses to divert food and green waste from public housing projects. Requires HPHA to report to the 2018 legislature on its progress on such contracts.

 

HSG, EEP, FIN

HB 1373

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE HOUSING.

Authorizes counties to provide exemptions for alternative dwellings and alternative dwelling parks.

 

HSG, WAL, JUD

HB 1337

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes within the Hula Mae Single Family Program a housing downpayment loan program for faculty members of the University of Hawaii. Creates a subaccount for funds for the program within the Housing Finance Revolving Fund.

 

HSG, HED, FIN

HB 1308

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.

Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to conduct a study on the necessity and feasibility of establishing an agency within the department to regulate homeowners associations.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1557

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Establishes a Family Self-Sufficiency Program to provide matching funds to enable tenants of certain public housing dwelling units to purchase housing units. Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to impose maximum rental periods and conditions of tenancy for tenants participating in the Family-Self Sufficiency Program. Amends general tenancy termination requirements, selection priorities and minimum rents for HPHA housing projects. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 488

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation funds for rental housing, mixed-use affordable rental housing, a multi-use juvenile services and shelter center, and public housing. Appropriates funds for public housing security improvements, renovation, and repairs.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1216

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

Establishes a temporary tax credit for investments made in qualified low-income housing projects or qualified low-income buildings.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 229

Status

RELATING TO SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED DWELLINGS.

Prohibits the State and counties from adopting building codes that require minimum floor space or room sizes unless necessary for safety or environmental standards.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 413

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to conduct a survey of available state property that would be used to provide affordable rental housing. Requires DHS to convene a homeless summit. Appropriates money.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 869

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for construction and infrastructure development projects to provide affordable housing units for middle class and low income residents. Allows moneys from the conveyance tax and the county surcharge on state tax to be used to repay the bonds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1549

Status

RELATING TO INCLUSIONARY ZONING.

Provides that a county shall not impose an inclusionary zoning requirement on a housing development offered exclusively for sale to buyers earning 120% or less of the area median income.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 295

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS.

Requires contractors building new one- and two-family dwellings to provide buyers with written information on the costs associated with the installation and maintenance of a residential fire sprinkler system as well as information from the State Fire Council on the benefits of such a system.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1531

Status

RELATING TO SAVINGS PROGRAMS.

Establishes a homeownership savings program to enable persons to save for the down payment on their first principal residence.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 968

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE TEMPORARY HOUSING.

Allows property owners the ability to lease yard space or driveway space for campers and recreational camping vehicles.

 

HSG, WAL, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair